The Brazos Valley Section of ITE will be meeting at 12:00 pm on Thursday, October 26 in Room 102 of the Gibb Gilchrist Building at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Our guest speaker will be Ron Steedly
, TAMU Transportation Services. Ron will be speaking on Campus Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans
A sandwich lunch will be available at a cost of $9 for members and students ($11 for non-members) for those who RSVP by 5:00pm, Tuesday, October 24. The lunch is provided by the section for the benefit of members, but it is not required for attendance if you prefer to “brown bag” it. Parking permits for the TTI Gilchrist Building are also available via RSVP.
If you plan on attending, please click on the “RSVP Now” button. Please RSVP even if you plan on attending, but do not want to purchase a lunch. We need an accurate head count to ensure there will be enough seating available.
With the new section logo, we have also set up a Lands’ End store where you can purchase all sorts of swag featuring the new design. What’s your preference: polo? t-shirt? knit? ummmm…parka? They’ve got it all. That includes non-wearable items like drinkware, bags and coolers. Swing by the Lands’ End store and start filling out your wardrobe.
Paula Flores – ITE Past President; Troy Rother; Jeff Young – Public Agency Council Chair
Public Agency Council Award for 2017 went to the City of College Station, Texas for their Traffic Control Center project. The City of College Station was selected for their innovation in several areas. First was their ability to accomplish their master plan of implementing their Traffic Control Center with internal staff and saving 50% the cost when all contractors bids were twice the price of budget due to saturation of work due to Kyle Field (the Texas A&M Football Stadium that was under construction). Second, their ability to deliver the project on-time and on-budget by using various departments to aid their project. Also at the same time, they worked with their IT department to implement the first signal performance standards in the state of Texas. By working with other departments on a management and team level, they were able to leverage their technical and management expertise and complete a project that was originally not anticipated to be completed.
As a result, 130,000 people attending football games at Kyle stadium benefit from this Traffic Control Center with zero freeway surrounding it, as well as the daily traffic in and around College Station on a daily basis.
Receiving the award on behalf of the City at the ITE Annual Meeting in Toronto was Brazos Valley member and City Traffic Engineer, Troy Rother, PE, PTOE.
Shawn Leight, ITE International President and Robert Wunderlich
Brazos Valley Section member, Robert Wunderlich, P.E.
, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, was recognized at the 2017 TexITE Spring Meeting in Frisco for his work in developing the ITE Traffic Safety Toolbox. ITE International President Shawn Leight was on hand to present the certificate. The Safety Resources Toolbox is a collection of practice-ready resources intended to aid transportation professionals in managing their own safety planning and programming. These resources are all digitally accessible, and are curated from various organizations in the transportation profession in addition to ITE. The toolbox can be accessed at: http://www.ite.org/visionzero/toolbox/
Congratulations Robert and thank you for all of your contributions to the transportation engineering profession.